Shawn Porter: I'm Ready For Keith Thurman as Soon as Possible!

Earlier this month as the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, former IBF welterweight world champion Shawn Porter overcame a bad hand injury to outwork and decision Adrian Granados over the twelve round distance.

Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) injured his left hand in the sixth round, but continues to take the fight to Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs), who was more than willing to trade punches. All three judges saw it 117-111 for Porter.

Porter is the WBC's mandatory challenger to their world champion, Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs).

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Porter is hungry for revenge after losing a close decision to Thurman in June 2016, at Barclays Center, in of the best fights of last year.

He's now won two straight, after blowing through former world champion Andre Berto back in April.

Thurman has been inactive since split-decision win over Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) in March - which allowed Thurman to unify the WBC, WBA world titles.

The following month Thurman underwent surgery for an elbow injury and he's been on the shelf ever since. He's expected to return in the first quarter of 2018.

"Right now, the majority of what I do is geared around fighting Keith Thurman again. We're ready for Keith Thurman as soon as possible. That's the big one," Porter told Premier Boxing Champions.

Thurman is unlikely to fight Porter next, so the waiting game will continue. The only other fighter on Porter's radar is Danny Garcia.

The WBC wanted Porter and Garcia to take part in a final welterweight eliminator, but Garcia wasn't too interested in that. There is some talk of Garcia coming back next month or in January - against former champion Brandon Rios. 

"Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia are the two names I've wanted for a long time," said Porter. "Big names, big fights all the way around. We're going to wait around for Keith Thurman, but, right now, the only other guy I want is Danny Garcia."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 11-20-2017

Fuk Keith "Spence Time" Thurman, Porter need to fight Spence since he has his belt! How do you not wanna fight the man that beat the man that beat you and took your title on your own home soil? Everyone…

Comment by MasterPlan on 11-20-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18224573]I think Porter should think outside the box, and seek a fight with Jermell Charlo @ 154! Thurman is not going to fight Porter, when Spence Jr. and Crawford would be much bigger fights! Porter has fought @ 154 earlier…

Comment by Boxing lives on 11-20-2017

Porter is a cherry picker now. Let me sit around and wait for Keith Thurman since the Granados fight was too rough for me. I only want easy fights with Run Time now. Porter wants nothing to do with Jeff…

Comment by The Akbar One on 11-20-2017

Porter has to know he will need a KO to win. I thought he could have gotten the nod in the first fight.

Comment by WhatDisButtonDo on 11-20-2017

Fight spence you lame ass n1gka!

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